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Ferrara: The Latest Architecture and News

Call for Entries: Sixth Domus International Awards

The Sixth Domus International Award’s Competition - built projects division, is a prize that would like to give visibility to contemporary restoration and recovery projects.

Berluti Manufacture / Barthélémy Griño Architectes

© Arnaud Schelstraete © Arnaud Schelstraete © Arnaud Schelstraete © Arnaud Schelstraete + 16

Ferrara, Italy

Loft B / Tomas Ghisellini Architects

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Ferrara, Italy
  • Architects: Tomas Ghisellini Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 270.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2014

Competition Entry: Studio Ricatti Wins Second Prize for Arcispedale Sant'Anna University Proposal

Courtesy of Studio Ricatti
Courtesy of Studio Ricatti

Studio Ricatti has revealed their design for a new university in the Arcispedale San'Anna in Cona-Ferrara Italy. In a competition hosted by the University of Ferrara, the firm was awarded second place for the proposal, which was characterized by clarity of form, efficient flow, and a balance between intimate and social spaces.

More about the winning entry, after the break.

House G / Tomas Ghisellini Architects

© Tomas Ghisellini
© Tomas Ghisellini
Ferrara, Italy
  • Architects: Tomas Ghisellini Architects
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2012

© Tomas Ghisellini © Tomas Ghisellini © Tomas Ghisellini © Tomas Ghisellini + 18

Chemical and Biological Library / Giuseppe Rebecchini

© Andrea Cordoni © Andrea Cordoni © Andrea Cordoni © Andrea Cordoni + 27

Ferrara, Italy
  • Architects: Giuseppe Rebecchini
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 1500.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2003

International Award for Sustainable Architecture Competition

New administrative offices Mayr Melnhof - Kaufmann (Gold Medal 2011)
New administrative offices Mayr Melnhof - Kaufmann (Gold Medal 2011)

Conceived and promoted by the Ferrara Faculty of Architecture, Italy, with the financial support of the Fassa Bortolo company, the aim of the International Award for Sustainable Architecture, now in its ninth edition, is to contribute to the research of a system of development in the building sector. This represents one of the fields of human activity with the greatest impact on the environment, that is more sustainable than our current model, which has lead to a state of deterioration and pollution, bringing us to the verge of a global crisis of the Earth’s entire ecological system.

Museo Nazionale dell’Ebraismo Italiano e della Shoah / Studio Arco, -Scape, Michael Gruber & Kulapat Yantrasast

© -scape with Simone Lapenta
© -scape with Simone Lapenta

The collaboration of Studio Arco -scape architects with Michael Gruber and Kulapat Yantrasast shared with us their project, Museo Nazionale dell’Ebraismo Italiano e della Shoah, for an international competition open to the European community. Upon believing that a museum is an object for the city, the MEIS is a Memorial, as well as a place where one can experience the presence of Jewish culture in Italy. At the same time, it is a symbol: the symbol of the city, of an historically involved territory, but also a testimony of common cultural roots, becoming a monument recognized by any citizen and religious community. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Stay Grounded / Materica Studio

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Courtesy of Materica Studio

Italian architect Massimiliano Menegale shared with us his proposal for the SAIE Selection 2010, for which he received 2n prize ex aequo in its category. More images and architect’s description after the break.

T2 House / Antonio Ravalli Architetti

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Ferrara, Italy
  • Architects: Antonio Ravalli Architetti
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 110.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2010